92 points Wine Enthusiast
"Yalumba's Eden Valley Viognier bottling rivals the brand's Virgilius bottling in varietal expression, even if it's not as ripe or rich. Gingery spice and floral notes bring a dimension of complexity without oak, and the wine's fruit remains citrusy, fresh and focused through the long finish."
91 points Wine & Spirits
"A dynamic, peppery viognier, one taster related this more closely to the Rhône than the New World. The heady flavors of kumquat and peach are generous while still having some cut. For a springtime pasta tossed with butter and fresh peas." (Best Buy) (10/01/2017)
90 points Vinous
"Green-tinged straw. Bright and spicy on the incisive nose, displaying intense lime, green apple and melon aromas and suave floral and mineral overtones. Dry and nervy on entry and then more fleshy in the middle, offering juicy honeydew and pear flavors and a bracing jolt of Meyer lemon on the back half. Closes silky and long, featuring repeating florality and a refreshing jolt of bitter quinine." (10/01/2017)
Vinous Reverie Notes
Yalumba’s Samuel’s Garden collection celebrates our direct lineage to Australia’s first vine plantings, some of which could be found in Samuel Smith’s garden 166 years ago. These wines demonstrate the diversity and quality of the Barossa. Yalumba has pioneered the growing and making of Viognier in Australia since 1980. We have had over 30 years of viticultural and winemaking experience working with this alluring variety. Vegan and vegetarian friendly.
Fermentation: Fermented & matured for 10 months in older French oak barriques and puncheons (60% of the blend).
Tasting Notes: Apricot fruit aromas and flavours with long luscious texture and hints of orange oil to finish. Pure aromas reminiscent of fresh apricots, lifted ginger and fresh white flowers. The palate is long, rich and luscious, with intense stone fruit flavours finishing with an alluring citrus freshness. This wine will continue to grow and develop in the bottle, firstly showing enhanced apricots and spice, then after a couple of years developing honey flavours and toast complexity. A wonderful food wine - try it with Moroccan Tajine with spiced cous cous.